Dan flonta, violin
Dan Flonta, a native of Romania, won an honorable mention at the George Enescu International Violin Competition in Tulcea, Romania as well as a place at the prestigious Bach Academy Festival in Stuttgart, Germany under the artistic direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In addition, Dan was appointed Concert Master and Principal second Violin at several orchestras in Romania, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United States. His teaching experience is vast and it includes positions with the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Academy of Saint Joseph in Manhattan and the New York Conservatory of Music in Manhattan.
Dan now lives on Cape Cod with his family, and is a very active member of the performing arts community on Cape Cod. He is the founder and first violinist of the Cape Cod String Quartet, regularly performs with the Cape Symphony, Falmouth Chamber Players and the Plymouth Philharmonic. He is on the Faculty of the Cape Conservatory and Sturgis Charter School.
Dan earned his Master of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
He has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America. Some of the venues include The Berliner Philharmoniker Concert Hall and Chamber Music Hall, The Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece, The Norwalk Concert Hall, Troy Music Hall and the EMPAC Center in Troy, New York.
Dan performs solo and chamber music concerts throughout the year on his instrument of choice made by luthier Ray Melanson, who won a Gold Medal for tone at the 2012 Art of Sound International Competition. The violin is based on a Giuseppe Guarneri del Jesu violin made in 1742.